Rev. Al Sharpton

Rev. Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network,  Esaw Garner, widow of Eric Garner,  and Emerald Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, hold a press conference December 3, 2014. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Garner Family Plans Trip To DC Protest; 220 Protesters Arrested In NYC Friday

The National March Against Police Violence is scheduled for next Saturday in Washington, D.C.

12/06/2014

Pallbearers carry casket with Akai Gurley's remains into the Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn. Gurley was shot and killed by a police officer's bullet. (Credit: CBS2)

Painful Tears At Memorial Service For Akai Gurley, Man Shot Dead By Police

Loved ones solemnly carried a casket with the remains of Akai Gurley into a Brooklyn church Friday night, as they paid their respects, expressed their pain and called for action.

12/05/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Sources To CBS2: Police Won’t Be ‘Heavy-Handed’ During Possible Future Eric Garner Case Protest

Sources told CBS2 the NYPD has laid out plans for possible protests stemming from a future grand jury decision in the death of Eric Garner in police custody.

12/01/2014

Esaw Garner speaks at National Action Network rally (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Rev. Sharpton Begins Countdown To Grand Jury Decision In Death Of Eric Garner

The grand jury began hearing evidence in the case on Sept. 29, and the lawyer for the officer who placed Garner in the apparent chokehold said he expected the grand jury to take about a month to come to a decision.

11/29/2014

Protesters in Manhattan after a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. (Credit: CBS2)

Protesters Hit NYC Streets After Ferguson Decision; Arrests And Injuries To Officers Reported

The announcement in Ferguson, Missouri Monday night that a grand jury has decided not to indict the police officer involved in the shooting death of Michael Brown sent protesters on the move in New York.

11/24/2014

Michael Brown (Facebook)

Ferguson Grand Jury Declines To Indict In Michael Brown Case

A grand jury has decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri police officer involved in the shooting death of Michael Brown, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced Monday night.

11/24/2014

Akai Gurley, man shot to death inside the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing complex by a rookie police officer. (credit: Exploretalent.com)

Lawmakers Discuss Police Shooting Of Unarmed Brooklyn Man With Prosecutors

The medical examiner’s office said Sunday that 28-year-old Akai Gurley died from a single bullet to the torso.

11/24/2014

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Rep. Nydia Velazquez discuss fatal police-involved shooting of Akai Gurley in Brooklyn (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Brooklyn DA Investigating Fatal Police-Involved Shooting

Prosecutors will determine if the shooting of 28-year-old Akai Gurley by Officer Peter Liang was an accident or a crime.

11/23/2014

Philip Banks (credit: Handout)

Sharpton, Advocate Groups Voice Concern Following NYPD Chief Banks’ Resignation

Sharpton was expected to discuss the resignation of Chief of Department Phillip Banks III and call for Banks to be replaced with someone sensitive to police and community relations during a National Action Network rally.

11/01/2014

Cover of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life"

CBS 2 Exclusive: Gov. Cuomo Discusses Ups And Downs Of Personal, Political Life In New Book

Andrew Cuomo covers a crushing political defeat followed by an ugly headline-grabbing tabloid divorce within a two-year span in his new warts-and-all biography, “All Things Possible.”

10/14/2014

Rachel Noerdling (Credit: CBS 2)

Rev. Sharpton Defends De Blasio Aide, Rachel Noerdlinger

Rev. Al Sharpton offered an impassioned defense of his former aide whose prominent role at City Hall has come under intense scrutiny, claiming that the criticism has been fueled by a movement to curb his own influence with Mayor de Blasio.

10/11/2014

Esaw Garner, wife of Eric Garner, next to Rev. Herbert Daughtry, left, and Rev. Al Sharpton arrive to attend a church service before a rally against police violence on August 23, 2014 in the borough of Staten Island in New York City.(Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Eric Garner’s Family Introduces New Lawyer In Suit Against NYC, NYPD

Garner died this past July after being put in a chokehold by officers, who were arresting him allegedly for selling loose cigarettes in Tompkinsville, Staten Island.

10/11/2014

Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, and other members of his family is joined by to Rev. Al Sharpton attend a church service before a rally against police violence on August 23, 2014 in Staten Island. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Family Of Eric Garner To Sue City, NYPD For $75M

The family of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died of a chokehold while in police custody, will sue city of New York as well as the NYPD for $75 million, plus attorneys’ fees.

10/07/2014

City and religious leaders including the Rev. Al Sharpton, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton gather for a meeting. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Cardinal Dolan, Religious Leaders Come Together Again Weeks After Meeting With Mayor De Blasio

The breakfast meeting, which was held at the cardinal’s residence on Madison Avenue, came weeks after the group first gathered at the request of Mayor Bill de Blasio in the aftermath of the death of Eric Garner in police custody on Staten Island.

09/15/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton (C) is joined by Eric Garner's family during a church service before a rally against police violence on August 23, 2014 in the borough of Staten Island in New York City.(Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Rev. Sharpton, Family Of Eric Garner Hold Events To Mark Garner’s Birthday

The event ends at sundown in Tompkinsville at the location where Garner was taken into police custody before he died.

09/13/2014

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